The Lord is at Hand

Do Not Be Anxious Philippians 4:1, 4-7 ESV “Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; do not be anxious … Continue reading The Lord is at Hand

But Take Heart!

Based off John 13-16 Tomorrow I will turn 70 years old, Lord willing. It is hard to believe that I have lived that long. And, the next day will be the year 2020, which is also so unbelievable, too. It seems so futuristic. It brings back memories of old SCI-FI movies I watched as a … Continue reading But Take Heart!

A Sword Will Pierce

Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord's Christ. … Continue reading A Sword Will Pierce

The Supplanter

“This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what … Continue reading The Supplanter

Take Heart

Jesus Christ was getting ready to go to the cross to die for our sins, so that we could be liberated from our slavery to sin, and so we could become slaves of his righteousness. So, he spent some time with his disciples, talking with them, and preparing them for what was coming next. First … Continue reading Take Heart

Who Has Wisdom?

Proverbs 9:1-6 ESV Wisdom has built her house; she has hewn her seven pillars. She has slaughtered her beasts; she has mixed her wine; she has also set her table. She has sent out her young women to call from the highest places in the town, “Whoever is simple, let him turn in here!” To … Continue reading Who Has Wisdom?

Speak the Truth

Psalm 40:1-3 ESV I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to … Continue reading Speak the Truth